Bobby Miller, the Dodgers’ first-round draft pick in 2020, headlines the roster. Other 2020 picks joining him in Great Lakes are pitcher Clayton Beeter (Competitive Balance Round B, just after the second round), and catcher Carson Taylor (fourth round). Great Lakes’ roster also includes eight players drafted in 2019 and six more from 2018.
Miguel Vargas, the 21-year-old third baseman signed out of Cuba in 2017, was a non-roster invitee in Dodgers camp in spring training. He was listed by The Athletic as the No. 75 overall prospect in baseball before the season.
The youngest player on Great Lakes is power-hitting outfielder Andy Pages, who turned 20 in December He was a non-roster invitee as well.
The Loons have been a Dodgers affiliate since 2007, but were a Low-A team until the minor league reorganization this offseason shifted the Midwest League — now called High-A Central — to High-A. Great Lakes opens its season at home on Tuesday night against Dayton, the opener of a six-game series against the Reds affiliate.
Austin Chubb, a former catcher who played in the Dodgers’ and Nationals minors, is the Loons manager. He managed in rookie-level Ogden in 2019.
High-A Great Lakes Loons opening day roster
|RHP||Clayton Beeter||22||2020 draft (2nd rd)|
|LHP||Jeff Belge||23||2019 draft (18th rd)|
|RHP||Logan Boyer||23||2019 draft (11th rd)|
|RHP||Morgan Cooper||26||2017 draft (2nd rd)|
|LHP||Austin Drury||23||2018 draft (34th rd)|
|LHP||Braidyn Fink||23||2019 draft (19th rd)|
|LHP||Alec Gamboa||24||2019 draft (9th rd)|
|RHP||Melvin Jimenez||21||Int'l FA (2015)|
|RHP||Jack Little||23||2019 draft (5th rd)|
|RHP||Jose Martinez||22||Int'l FA (2016)|
|RHP||Bobby Miller||22||2020 draft (1st rd)|
|RHP||Mike Mokma||23||undrafted FA (2019)|
|RHP||Juan Morillo||22||Int'l FA (2015)|
|LHP||Robinson Ortiz||21||Int'l FA (2017)|
|RHP||Cole Percival||22||undrafted FA (2020)|
|RHP||Jesus Vargas||23||Int'l FA (2014)|
|LHP||Ryley Waddell||24||minor league FA (2021)|
|C||Ryan January||24||Rule 5 draft (2020)|
|C||Carson Taylor||22||2020 draft (4th rd)|
|C||Tre Todd||24||2018 draft (21st rd)|
|SS||Zac Ching||24||2019 draft (10th rd)|
|3B||Luke Heyer||24||2018 draft (8th rd)|
|2B||Deacon Liput||25||2018 draft (10th rd)|
|SS||Leonel Valera||21||Int'l FA (2015)|
|3B/1B||Miguel Vargas||21||Int'l FA (2017)|
|3B/1B||Justin Yurchak||24||trade (CWS), 2017|
|OF||James Outman||24||2018 draft (7th rd)|
|OF||Andy Pages||20||Int'l FA (2018)|
|OF||Andrew Shaps||25||2018 draft (31st rd)|
|OF||Joe Vranesh||23||2019 draft (15th rd)|
|OF||Ryan Ward||23||2019 draft (8th rd)|